One of the performance was “One Morning I Left” from Chile. It deals with early childhood development, the child enjoy the boxes of the toys more than the toys.
The artists wanted the adults to feel it’s very simple to be with children, spend time together and play with them. Easy to make the children be in the children world but it’s important for the adults to accompany and be with the child. Everything is visual and sound, moving in front of the audience. Before the artists go to a new country, they learn a few words, integrate into the performance.They do workshop on body communication for teachers, actors,
Do not use the same recipe; always want to go to a new universe. 1 show uses only 1 instrument. The rest of the music is from human voice/sound.
They are always 3 together, sound engineer, and designer 5 very important to work always together in the creation process.
In Chile there many many theaters, many many companies, 8 years ago, no works targeted early childhood, same years 3 companies started works for the infants, begin with big theaters in San Diego, first time people with babies sit in the back, now they come to sit in the front. Not Childish theater, make good theater for early childhood.
They introduced http://ipayweb.org/, Ipay, in the US January 2018, Philadelphia,
They were actors, university mates 18 years ago. They are band singers, physical theaters, they did many things before. Leave everything and put all energy in this project.
Upon our return, Phare team did a public sharing session and an private Arts Managers Meeting session on theater and live performances for young audience, the future in Cambodia.
2nd Arts Managers Meeting Session hosted by Phare:
Participants: Phare, Cambodian Living Arts, Bambu Stage, Battambang Theater Troupe, New Cambodian Artists